Volume 61, #3

Meet the authors of the 61-3 issue, July 2019

Johanna Bockman is Associate Professor of Sociology and Global Affairs at George Mason University. She is the author of Markets in the Name of Socialism: The Left-Wing Origins of Neoliberalism (Stanford, 2011). She is currently writing a book on the 1980s debt crisis from the perspectives of the socialist and Third Worlds. She also runs a blog about gentrification in Washington, D.C., “Sociology in My Neighborhood.”

Mathieu Hikaru Desan is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He is working on a book manuscript about the neo-socialists’ political transformation from socialists into fascists. His other interests include social theory and the history of sociology. He has published on these and other topics in the journals Sociological Theory, History of the Human Sciences, and Thesis Eleven.

Jatin Dua is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan. His research explores maritime piracy in the Indian Ocean, focusing on processes and projects of governance, law, and economy along the East African coast. His forthcoming book, Capture at Sea: Piracy and Protection in the Indian Ocean, will be published by University of California Press in 2019. He has published several articles on maritime anthropology, captivity, political economy, and sovereignty. He is currently studying port-making and the daily forms of circulation and governance that occur across the Bab-el-Mandeb strait, a key maritime chokepoint connecting the Red Sea to the Indian Ocean.

Malgorzata Kurjanska is a Guest Researcher in the Sociology Department at the University of Copenhagen. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley, and previously held a position as an Academy Scholar at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies.

Micah S. Muscolino is Professor and Paul G. Pickowicz Endowed Chair in Modern Chinese History at the University of California, San Diego. He is author of Fishing Wars and Environmental Change in Late Imperial and Modern China (Harvard University Press, Harvard East Asian Monographs, 2009); and The Ecology of War in China: Henan Province, the Yellow River, and Beyond, 1938–1950 (Cambridge University Press, 2015). His current research focuses on the history of water and soil conservation in Northwest China from the 1940s to the present.

Elizabeth J. Perry is Henry Rosovsky Professor of Government at Harvard University and Director of the Harvard-Yenching Institute. Her research is focused on the history of the Chinese revolution and its consequences for contemporary politics. She is the author or editor of over twenty books, including, most recently, Anyuan: Mining China’s Revolutionary Tradition (University of California Press, 2012); and Beyond Regimes: China and India Compared (co-edited with Prasenjit Duara, Harvard University Press, 2018).

Hans Steinmüller is Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the London School of Economics. He is the author of Communities of Complicity: Everyday Ethics in Rural China (Berghahn Books, 2013), and has edited (with Susanne Brandstädter), Irony, Cynicism, and the Chinese State (Routledge, 2016).

Will Sweetman is Associate Professor in Religion at the University of Otago. His research interests center on interactions between the religions of Asia and the West in the early modern period. He is author of Mapping Hinduism: ‘Hinduism’ and the Study of Indian Religions, 1600–1776 (Halle: Franckesche Stiftungen: Neue Hallesche Berichte Series, 2003); and co-author (with R. Ilakkuvan) of Bibliotheca Malabarica: Bartholomäus Ziegenbalg’s Tamil Library  (Institut Francais De Pondichery, 2012). He is working on a book provisionally entitled “Genealogies of Hinduism.”

Ines G. Županov is Senior Research Fellow at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris. She is a social and cultural historian of Catholic missions in South Asia in the early modern period. Her latest published monograph (co-written with Angela Barreto Xavier) is Catholic Orientalism: Portuguese Empire, Indian Knowledge (16th–18th Centuries) (Oxford University Press, 2015).